|The SCv Moloch|
FS2 Tech Room Description
Only one class of Shivan ship is classified as a corvette - the SCv Moloch class. Though they're physically as large as the GTCv Deimos class, Molochs do not seem to pack the same punch. They are far more deadly than any Shivan cruisers, however.
Moloch is a poor excuse for a Shivan vessel and an even poorer excuse for a corvette. A Lilith poses more threat to allied forces than this big target. Its only saving grace is its ability to carry fighters, but its never enough to turn the tide of battle.
The Moloch is an opponent to be taken seriously, despite all the negative commentary, and the statement a Deimos can take one on successfully is somewhat...debateable. Shivans use much more effective (and faster-cycling) direct-fire beams, of which the Moloch has three SRed-types. Like most Shivan capital craft, its antifighter defenses are rather less impressive then those of a comparable Terran ship, but the Moloch's defenses are nonetheless probably the best, pound for pound, of any Shivan capital craft, and its well-posistioned flak guns can be very dangerous to the unwary.
|Max Velocity||30.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A|
|Shivan Turret Laser||5|
|Small Red Beam||3|